Orthodontic Internship Spring/Summer/Fall '24

Dentistry, Orthodontic care, Dental Tech

For U.S. High School & College Students | In-Person at Fairfax, VA

Elevate Confident Smiles through Excellence

Intern this school year/summer

Metropolitan Orthodontics delivers top-quality orthodontic care to people of all ages to enjoy healthier smiles.

Orthodontic treatment of teeth. The doctor installs metal braces on the patient's teeth. Oral care. Selective focus

Dr. Kristin Nelson, DDS, MDS leads a bilingual team with over 100 years of orthodontic experience, resulting in 5 stars from 259+ Google reviews!

What You'll Learn & Do

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Gain hands-on experience by mastering instrument sterilization techniques.

Shadow the orthodontist, delving into the intricacies of patient care and treatment planning firsthand.

Assist skilled technicians in wire changes, honing your dexterity and understanding of orthodontic procedures.

Delve into various tasks after a short observation period, embodying a positive, energetic, eagerness to learn, and team player mindset.

and more!

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U.S. High School/College Students Will Be Accepted

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Fall, Spring, or Summer 2024

Length: flexible (1 week to several months)

Schedule: flexible on Mon, Tue, Wed from 8 am-5 pm

Where: in person at Fairfax, VA

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Our proprietary program accelerates your success

Gain essential durable skills (communication, time management)

Get 1:1 mentorship and support throughout the internship


of students are confident in their ability to perform internship duties after the training

9.3 out of 10

satisfaction rating by students about their overall experience


of students are more comfortable with verbal, non-verbal, and written communication


Will I receive a Letter of Recommendation?

As long as you do well in your internship, your supervisor(s) are more than happy to provide recommendation letters. We provide ongoing mentorship to ensure your success.

How Do I Participate in this Program?

All students who want to be considered for any of Gateway's internships need to be a student in the Gateway Internship Program. Submit your application to the Gateway Internship Program, then schedule a 15-min interview with our team member to be considered. Once you become a Gateway student, you will participate in our career preparation training to be able to land the internship you desire.

Are there any prerequisites?

No, you can come in with no dental/orthodontic knowledge. As we designed this for students at any level, the Metropolitan Orthodontics team will teach you from the beginning.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

No. Every student adheres to our application process, which includes the application form, student's resume, and interview. We provide optional training included in the program to help craft your application and improve your interview skills.

If the student is accepted to the internship program, the student will commit to the program by undergoing rigorous training to upskill for the internship.

How long is the Program?

The internship is flexible to your schedule, ranging from a week to several months. It will be up to you and Metropolitan Orthodontics to extend the internship or part-time employment.


Our program tuition starts at $2,500 USD, designed to make the internship experience as valuable as possible for students with limited professional experience, which includes:

  • A curriculum of career materials curated by industry experts
  • 1:1 sessions with a dedicated mentor to discover your career path, polish your resume, and improve your interview skills
  • Get personalized matches to interview with innovative organizations and companies
  • Ongoing 1:1 support & mentorship to answer questions and give guidance within a day
  • Offboarding guidance, which includes resume updates and thank you notes

What is Gateway?

Gateway is a platform offering educational internship programs, where students explore their career interests and build confidence to prepare for a successful future!

We partner with organizations and companies in high-demand and high-paying careers to provide real-time advice and hands-on learning.

Have More Questions?

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HanhLinh Ho, Co-Founder & Mentor at Gateway

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  • An interviewer on the Georgetown MBA admissions team

  • American University, B.B.A., Management Information Systems and Services
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